Jessica Dermody and Lolita Brinkley
Meet director Jessica Dermody and actress Lolita Brinkley. Their paths crossed when they both joined the production of Life Without Parole, Jessica as director and Lolita, a cast member. The powerful six-character play is based on the original transcripts and testimonies of inmates at the California Institution for Women in Chino, who were convicted of killing their abusive partners. Our conversation extends well beyond the play, including insight into Jessica and Lolita’s respective lives in front of and behind the camera.